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  • The Masters Athleteby Joe Baker; Sean Horton; Patricia Weir

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 59.95

    Masters athletes are those that continue to train and compete, typically at a high level, beyond the age of thirty-five and into middle and old age. As populations in the industrialized world get older and governments become increasingly keen to promote healthy aging and non-pharmacological interventions, the study of masters athletes enables us to... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Track and Fieldby Peter Matthews

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 97.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Track and Field covers the history of this sport through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. This book is an excellent access point... more...

  • Walker: London 2012by James London

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    Leading the UK track and field team to gold medal winning glory at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and again at Beijing in 2008 was enough for British Athletics to turn again to Walker and persuade him - the UK's greatest ever track and field athlete - out of retirement to save the nation from ignominy and disgrace after the greatest ever disaster... more...

  • The 1908 Olympicsby Keith Baker

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 7.00

    The 1908 London Olympics can claim to be the first 'modern' sporting event which pitted nation against nation. There were rows between the British and Americans; a one-man walkover in the 400 metres when the US runners boycotted the event; a dispute over the shoes worn by one of the British tug of war teams and when the American team failed to dip... more...

  • Ken Jonesby Steve Lewis

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 20.99

    Ken Jones was a former British Lions, Wales and Newport wing as well as a sprinter good enough to win an Olympic silver medal. He died at the age of 84 in 2006. Jones started his rugby career with local side Blaenavon and Pontypool before joining Newport in time for the 1946-47 season. He won 44 caps for Wales - 43 of them in consecutive matches -... more...

  • Running My Life - The Autobiographyby Seb Coe

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.99

    One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a 'scrubby' municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. It did. Breaking an incredible twelve... more...

  • Jessica Ennis: Unbelievable - From My Childhood Dreams To Winning Olympic Goldby Jessica Ennis

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 13.99

    On 4 August 2012 Jessica Ennis kicked off what some described as the greatest night in British sporting history. For her it was the end of a long, winding, and sometimes harrowing road. Nobody was under more pressure at the London Olympics than 'the face of the Games'. Yet Jessica delivered the heptathlon gold medal, and the huge outpouring of relief... more...

  • Valerieby Phil Gifford

    Hachette New Zealand 2012; US$ 8.99

    Olympian, World and Commonwealth champion. Valerie Adams talks openly and honestly about life in the spotlight and her tumultuous private life. more...

  • Running is Lifeby Bruce Fleming

    UPA 2010; US$ 34.99

    This book is set in many places?Cairo, the Eastern Sierras, Las Vegas, New York's Adirondack Mountains, and Barcelona, among others?but always in the moving body of the runner hurtling both through and into the world. It is a hymn to human motion and an explanation of its sweetness. more...

  • Running & Beingby George Sheehan

    Rodale 2013; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.74

    A New York Times bestseller for 14 weeks in 1978, Running & Being became known as the philosophical bible for runners around the world. More than thirty years after its initial publication, it remains every bit as relevant today. more...